ZK-NBW. Boeing 747-419. c/n 29375-1228.


Aircraft ordered new by Air New Zealand and constructed at the Boeing Everett plant

First flown at Everett - August 26, 1999

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Boeing (Paine Field), Everett - September 08, 1999

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand - September 08, 1999

Arrived Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - September 09, 1999

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NBW - September 09, 1999

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

On arrival the aircraft was repainted into the 'All Black Rugby' livery

This was to celebrate the New Zealand All Black rugby team participating in the Rugby World Cup in England

Rolled out at Auckland in the 'All Black' rugby livery - September 20, 1999

Operated first revenue service Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland - September 20, 1999

Operated first service to London in the 'All Black' livery - September 24, 1999

Aircraft was named 'Wellington'

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 19, 2011

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland in preparation for a return to service - May 19, 2011

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Auckland - September 16, 2011

All titles and airline logo were removed

Test flown Auckland - Auckland as NZ6002 in preparation for intended sale - October 19, 2011

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - October 30, 2011

Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to Israel for conversion to freighter configuration as NZ9394 - October 31, 2011

Arrived Tel Aviv on completion of the ferry flight: November 02, 2011

Ferry route: Auckland - Los Angeles - ? - Tel Aviv

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N410SA - November 03, 2011

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - November 04, 2011

The freighter conversion was carried out by Bedek and completed - June 2012

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 27, 2012

Entered onto the South Korean Aircraft Register as HL7620 - June 27, 2012

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Leased to Asiana Airlines, Seoul, South Korea as the registered operator

Current with Asiana Airlines


ZK-NBW. Air New Zealand - 'Wellington' in the 'All Blacks Rugby' livery at London Heathrow Airport, October 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-726.)

ZK-NBW. Air New Zealand - 'Wellington' in the 'All Blacks Rugby' livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 23, 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-775.)

ZK-NBW. Air New Zealand - 'Wellington' in the 'All Blacks Rugby' livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-757.)